Vacheron Constantin, the world's oldest Manufacture in constant activity since its founding in 1755, is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year. One quarter of a millennium after its creation, the prestigious Maison specialising in Haute Horlogerie continues to perpetuate its venerable tradition of exclusivity through a refined production range, of which the most sophisticated horological creations will now be presented in a warm, intimate Moscow showcase. Vacheron Constantin is inaugurating a proprietary Boutique there, a place imbued with the same spirit that prevails in its historical Geneva boutique. Located at 5, Rue Stolechnikov, the new 80 square-metre boutique is entirely dedicated to Haute Horlogerie and exudes a companionably friendly atmosphere. It offers connoisseurs and collectors the entire Vacheron Constantin collection, including some of the most significant Haute Horlogerie creations.
From an historical standpoint, the opening of the Moscow boutique represents continuity of the longstanding ties that Vacheron Constantin has persistently cultivated with Russia for almost two centuries. It was in 1819 that Vacheron Constantin delivered its first repeater watch to Prince Potemkin. The first step was to be followed by numerous models ordered by the Russian elite: Prince Alexander Dolgourouky, His Imperial Highness Grand Duke Wladimir, Countess Chouvalov, Princess Wassiltchikoff, Pricess Bariatinsky and many other customers right through to the present day. Nothing has changed since the early 19th century between Vacheron Constantin and Russia, which share a number of cultural values in the sophisticated field of the art of horology.